Eugene Scalia

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Eugene Scalia
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28th United States Secretary of Labor
From: September 30, 2019 – present
President Donald Trump
Predecessor Alexander Acosta
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former United States Solicitor of Labor
From: January 11, 2002 – January 17, 2003
Predecessor Henry Solano
Successor Howard M. Radzely
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Patricia Scalia

Eugene Scalia is an attorney serving as the current United States Secretary of Labor under President Trump. He has previously served as the Solicitor of Labor under George W. Bush. Scalia is the son of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.

Legal career

Scalia served as a special assistant to William Barr during the presidency of George H. W. Bush.[1]

Scalia is a proponent of deregulation who fought Dodd-Frank regulations that were imposed during the Obama era.[1] Scalia has previously represented Wal-Mart in successfully arguing before a federal court to strike down the expansion of a healthcare provision mandate.[2]

Solicitor of Labor

Scalia was appointed by George W. Bush to serve as the United States Solicitor of Labor. Rather than being confirmed by a Senate vote, he was installed during a recess period.[1]

Secretary of Labor


It was announced in July 2019 that President Trump was nominating Scalia to the position of Secretary of Labor after then-incumbent Alex Acosta was stepping down due to an implication in a controversy involving a lenient plea deal given to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.[3] Scalia was confirmed by the Senate in a 53–44 vote[4] and was sworn in on September 30, 2019.[5]


During a visit to Hampton Roads, Scalia spoke out against raising the minimum wage.[6]


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